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Better is the poore that walketh in his integrity, then he that is peruerse in his lippes, and is a foole.
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Also, that the soule be without knowledge, it is not good, and hee that hasteth with his feete, sinneth.
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The foolishnesse of man peruerteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.
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Wealth maketh many friends: but the poore is separated from his neighbour.
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A false witnesse shall not be vnpunished: and he that speaketh lyes, shal not escape.
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Many will entreate the fauour of the Prince: and euery man is a friend to him that giueth gifts.
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All the brethren of the poore doe hate him: howe much more doe his friends goe farre from him?
Hee pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
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He that getteth wisedome loueth his owne soule: he that keepeth vnderstanding shall find good.
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A false witnesse shall not be vnpunished, and hee that speaketh lyes, shall perish.
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Delight is not seemely for a foole: much lesse for a seruant to haue rule ouer princes.
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The discretion of a man deferreth his anger: and it is his glory to passe ouer a transgression.
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The kings wrath is as the roaring of a lyon: but his fauour is as dewe vpon the grasse.
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A foolish sonne is the calamity of his father;
and the contentions of a wife are a continuall dropping.
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House and riches, are the inheritance of fathers;
and a prudent wife is from the Lord.
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Slouthfulnesse casteth into a deep sleepe: and an idle soule shall suffer hunger.
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He that keepeth the commandement, keepeth his owne soule: but hee that despiseth his wayes, shall die.
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Hee that hath pity vpon the poore, lendeth vnto the Lord;
and that which he hath giuen, will he pay him againe.
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Chasten thy sonne while there is hope;
and let not thy soule spare for his crying.
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A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliuer him, yet thou must doe it againe.
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Heare counsell, and receiue instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
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There are many deuices in a mans heart: neuerthelesse the counsell of the Lord, that shall stand.
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The desire of a man is his kindnesse: and a poore man is better then a lyar.
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The feare of the Lord tendeth to life, and he that hath it shall abide satisfied: he shall not be visited with euill.
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A slouthfull man hideth his hand in his bosome, and wil not so much as bring it to his mouth againe.
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Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware;
and reprooue one that hath vnderstanding, and he will vnderstand knowledge.
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He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a sonne that causeth shame, and bringeth reproch.
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Cease, my sonne, to heare the instruction, that causeth to erre from the words of knowledge.
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An vngodly witnesse scorneth iudgement: and the mouth of the wicked deuoureth iniquitie.
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Iudgements are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the backe of fooles.